Before I get flamed, I want to say that I don't trade equities but watch them everyday. (24 years futures trading experience) I believe my stance is objective. It appears to me that what is taking place in the U.S. stock market today and for the last several weeks is the biggest prop/con job in market history. It should be apparent to anyone with even a modicum of trading experience that "they/wall st./gov't forces" are manipulating the price action in the U.S. stock market. I personally don't care whether equities go up or down but recent price action is a con being perpetuated on the public to keep them from panic selling because if that happens, the gig is REALLY OVER!! As everyone gets their 401k quarterly they will not like what they see but they are "scared money" listening with hope that this is the worst of it. Well, we all know "scared money" loses in the end and this time will be no different. And this definately is not the end of this.